The ambulance siren was blaring as it pulled up to the Hospital Emergency entrance. The patient’s heartbeat was erratic and her pulse was weak. Quickly the doctor shocked it back into a steady rhythm. An echocardiogram was ordered followed by blood tests. Many more tests followed over the next few days. It was soon discovered that her heart was contaminated by an infection. Quickly a cocktail of antibiotics was ordered to stop anymore damage to her heart.
Family and friends gathered astonished that the flu had turned into a life threatening disease. Now it wasn’t just a virus it was congestive heart failure. The oxygen mask and the tubes running in and out of her frightened everyone and brought them to their knees in prayer. They beseeched God Almighty to perform a miracle and to stop the virus before it spread into other vital organs.
Two weeks before she had just finished the 26.2 mile Boulder marathon. She was in the best shape she had ever been in and now a flu virus changed everything. How could this happen to a vivacious woman who was so full of energy? She was a good person who was a Sunday school teacher and dedicated to serving God. Why would God allow this to happen to a person who was a shining example of what it is to live a Christ filled life? “It just isn’t Fair, that she is sick!”
1 Corinthians 10: 13: “Every test that you have experienced is the kind that normally comes to people. But God keeps his promise, and he will not allow you to be tested beyond your power to remain firm; at the time you are put to the test, he will give you the strength to endure it, and so provide you with a way out.”
Dear Heavenly Father, I trust you with my life. Please help me to have the strength to take each day at a time. Please help me to past this test over my health.